There may be no periods in AJ McCarron’s first name, but he supplied Saturday night's exclamation points. The poise and enthusiasm the Bengals have raved about all preseason were all on display in a 21-10 pre-season win over the Bears. His 31-yard TD pass to Marvin Jones marked his first as a pro.
In their 2010 season opener at Fresno State, the UC Bearcats were simply unable to protect Zach Collaros. The UC quarterback was sacked eight times, including three times by one of the Bulldogs defensive ends. His name was Chris Carter. Five years later, Carter’s pass rushing skills are the biggest reason why he’s staging a […]
In Cincinnati, James Wilder is the name of a young Bengals running back fighting to make the roster. In Tampa, that name is football royalty. James Wilder Sr. is the leading rusher in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history (5,957 yards) and the former NFL record holder for most rushing attempts in a game (43) and in […]
Leave it to Lap. A couple of hours before kickoff on Friday night as we discussed some of the players we were looking forward to seeing in the preseason opener, my broadcast partner Dave Lapham brought up defensive tackle DeShawn Williams, the undrafted rookie out of Clemson. “He’s going to kill them if he’s in […]
When the Bengals chose P.J. Dawson with the final pick of the third round in this year’s draft, NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock called him, “the most instinctive linebacker I saw on tape this year.” Three months later after OTAs, minicamps, and a week of training camp, Bengals players and coaches are saying similar […]
During training camp I’m often asked, “What player has been the most impressive?” In each of the last two years, my answer has been Tyler Eifert. But don’t take my word for how good the tight end looks at practice. Just listen to former Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The 2007 Pro Bowler served as […]